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4-H clover Dan Patch and Youth Leadership Awards

Since 1966, the Dan Patch and Youth Leadership Awards are designed to recognize exceptional youth leaders within the Minnesota 4-H Horse Project. Through the application process, youth showcase their experiences, skills and knowledge they have acquired through learning, leading and serving.

Dan Patch Award

The 20 youth with the highest scores advance to Phase 2, which consists of a personal interview, group problem and a presentation on a horse-related topic. The top 10 Dan Patch finalists are determined based on their combined scores from Phase 1 and 2; they receive a trip to the Minnesota 4-H State Horse Show. The Dan Patch winner receives a $500 scholarship for their accomplishment!

Youth Leadership Award

The top 10 resume and portfolio scorers receive a trip to the Minnesota 4-H State Horse Show.

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For participants



Cindy Goldade, Dan Patch program chair, cingold35@mac.com

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